Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Words of the Inauguration

Yesterday's inauguration brought several words to mind:

Historic: It is truly historic that this country has come so far as to elect a black President.

Disappointing: It is disappointing that it was this black man with his particular set of political views.

Thankful: I am thankful for a peaceful transfer of power, although that says more about the outgoing President than the incoming (Witness the Clinton kleptomatic outfall 8 years ago).

Wary: Of much of what I fear is to come. For example, hours into his administration his anti-gun urban gun violence policy was up on This policy was on his campaign web site, then his transition web site, and barring a few slips of the tongue has been his consistent position throughout his campaign and career.

For those that want the snarky take here you are:
On the 20th day of the first month of the year of our Lord 2009 the Obamanation of Desolation, stumbling in his haste, ascended the throne to full powers while freedom wept and liberty mourned. The deluded and fickle masses cheered their adulation, the gentry bowed low in obeisance, the moneylenders smiled frowardly and the jesters capered in obsequiousness. On the side the loyal opposition groveled with muted wailing and gnashing of teeth while in the shadows true patriots conspired for the freedom of the Republic. On the horizons storm clouds gathered.

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